Building apps with APEX
March 28, 2018

Building apps with APEX

Dan Hotka | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Application Express

APEX is a neat application generator/maintainer designed for online/web-based applications. You can get quite fancy with it by embedding Java but you can create robust applications easily just using the APEX environment. The programming and deployment are all web-based. The security is simple and strong. Sometimes simple is good. The Admin people can EASILY see how the APEX app is doing, who has been accessing it, monitor space utilization, and more. Personally, I enjoyed building applications using APEX.

Pros

  • It's all web-based. Very easy to get started.
  • Lots of tutorials and books available on the topic
  • Easy to build useful apps
  • Security is both simple and strong
  • Just need a web browser to use the app

Cons

  • It is not a batch processing environment. Not sure this is 'room for improvement' but it is best at collecting and displaying information, getting information from spreadsheets, form entry, and more.
  • If the web is not available, you cannot access the app.
  • No connection to the server' and manually editing anything. it is all online and stored in Oracle tables.
  • Well...to start with...the price is right. It's free...comes with the Oracle RDBMS.
  • No real negative impact.
  • Lots of consultants available to build more intricate apps, lots of books and tutorials available as well.
This is well suited for order entry, displaying information on mobile devices, getting prototype applications up quickly, and more. Reports are rather robust too and again easy to assemble and put up. APEX is wizard-based or you can open the app and make your changes via the web environment as well. It is best for working over the web, collecting information and displaying information.

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